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'''Pain''' is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli, such as stubbing a toe, burning a finger, putting alcohol on a cut, and bumping the "ulnar nerve|funny bone".The examples represent respectively the three classes of #Nociceptive|nociceptive pain - mechanical, thermal and chemical - and #Neuropathic|neuropathic pain. Because it is a complex, subjective phenomenon, defining pain has been a challenge. The International Association for the Study of Pain's widely used definition states: "Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage." Derived from In medical diagnosis, pain is a symptom. Pain motivates the individual to withdraw from damaging situations, to protect a damaged body part while it heals, and to avoid similar experiences in the future. Most pain...
QuotePain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage |url=http://www.iasp-pain.org/Taxonomy |title=International Association for the Study of Pain: Pain Definitions | accessdate =12 January 2015}} Derived from {{vcite journal |first=JJ |last=Bonica |title=The need of a taxonomy |journal=Pain |volume=6 |issue=3 |pages=247–8 |year=1979 |month=June |pmid=460931 |doi=10.1016/0304-3959(79)90046-0}} In medical diagnosis, pain is a symptom.
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